Are corticosteroids effective for the treatment of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)?

Updated: Jun 24, 2020
  • Author: Michael T Andary, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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Corticosteroids (oral and intravenous) have not been found to have a clinical benefit in GBS. [114] Consequently, this class of drugs is not currently employed in treatment of the syndrome.

A few studies have investigated other medications to treat GBS; however, the trials have been small and the evidence weak, [115] highlighting the need for further investigation of potential treatment options.


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